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Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Jason Kandybowicz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a theory of wh- prosody according to which wh- expressions must avoid forming prosodic constituents with overt complementizers at the level of Intonational Phrase. The theory is ... More


Introduction

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter establishes the empirical and theoretical goals of the book. It introduces the theoretical backdrop of Anti-contiguity Theory, situating the proposal within a framework inspired by ... More


Prosodic Entanglement and the Anti-contiguity of Wh- and C

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the syntax and prosody of wh- in-situ in Krachi. In Krachi, wh- in-situ is available in both root and embedded contexts. Prosodically, embedded complement clauses in the ... More


An Anti-contiguity Approach to Tano in-situ Interrogative Distribution

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops the Anti-contiguity proposal based on the distribution of wh- in-situ in Krachi, Bono, Wasa, and Asante Twi. Embedded wh- in-situ is only allowed in Krachi and Bono. The chapter ... More


An Anti-contiguity Approach to Nupe Interrogative Distribution

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter furnishes additional support for the Anti-contiguity theory of wh- prosody by demonstrating that it derives two surprising and mysterious asymmetries of Nupe wh- syntax. The first ... More


Anti-contiguity Crosslinguistically

Jason Kandybowicz

in Anti-contiguity: A Theory of Wh- Prosody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197509739
eISBN:
9780197509777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509739.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter concludes the book by considering Anti-contiguity in a cross-linguistic context. It is shown that the proposal can be successfully applied to derive asymmetries in wh- in-situ ... More


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